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. >>> the only woman on virginia's death row is still waiting for word from the governor. governor mcdonnel is expected to decide on clemency. supporters say her iq of just 72 puts her close to mental retardation. they also complain that the trigger man in the murders of her husband and stepson got life while she got death for plotting those killings. >> i think what is happening to teresa is unjust and as a result of the misperception of her intelligence and her cope ability of this. >> the prosecutor in the case says while lewis is no genius, she is certainly smart enough to be held accountable for what he called her terrible vile actions. >>> new at 6:00, there has been a major break in a rash of home burglaries in virginia. where large amounts of gold jewelry was stolen. today in federal court in virginia, melind amaa marie. that's something we told you about. using the internet and police scanners, soto and accomplices listened to police communications and they were able to rob at least 37 homes in fairfax and loudoun county. the stolen property was valued at half a million dol
in this case. >>> now to the tragedy in lorton, virginia. a mother and two of her children killed in a fire, but her quick thinking saved the lives of her three other children. with flames all around her, she and her two -- or she told her two older children to jump out of a second story window and dropped her 2-month-old baby to safety. but there wasn't enough time to save everyone. the fire broke out inside a home on richmond, highway. peggy fox is live near the scene and, peggy, this is a real heartbreaker. >> it certainly is. >> reporter: as parents we know, we save our children first. save yourself later. well that's exactly what happened here this morning when this young family was awakened by the smell of smoke. >> and i knew the kids were still in there. c.i.a. c.i.a. >> i asked her where they were at and they said they are still in the house. and we couldn't do anything. >> reporter: there was nothing they could do but watch the home burn with a mother and two of her small children inside. the neighbors say the young mother sacrificed herself to save three of her five children, get
to look into security after the virginia tech shooting. >> 80 doors, 80,000 visitors a week, it's difficult to secure any enterprise with all of those doorways. >> reporter: there are no magnetometers at this hospital or at most nationwide. after the gunfire, johns hopkins alerted employees via text messages telling them what happened and what they should do. that was followed by a round of e-mails to hospital workers. another security note, all hospital staff members have i.d. badges and all 80,000 visitors are given wristbands. reporting live from baltimore, andrea mccarran, 9 news now. >> andrea, thank you. and stay with 9 news now for the latest on the hospital shooting investigation. >>> now to another story that is also rooted in baltimore. paul brian palmer has been captured. we brought this story to you first last week. palmer apparently got away from baltimore police. they thought he might have gone to montgomery county. he and his pregnant girlfriend were captured this week in washington state. palmer was charged with attempted murder for a stabbing back in august but
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